I write a lot of stories for magazines–some of them community profiles–and it’s always a struggle to capture the essence of a community mainly because there’s so much to write about and not enough space. That happened recently with the story I wrote titled Only in Pubnico published in Saltscapes Magazine. I dream of having […]
Monthly archives for November, 2010
If you ever hear that photographer Freeman Patterson is giving a talk or seminar, go! If means you have to pawn your jewelry, re-mortgage your home or raid your piggy bank to attend, do whatever you have to do. A couple of weekends ago I happened to be in Halifax, NS when serendipity stepped in. […]
Creative non-fiction: What is?
Thea Atkinson asked me recently if I’d join her on Facebook and posts some thoughts on writing creative non-fiction a.k.a. literary non-fiction, Lit J and narrative non-fiction. Without thinking, I said “Sure!” but when I actually went to post a few words I realized what a huge, huge topic this is. I wanted to write […]
To tattoo or not to tattoo
It’s raining sideways today. There are whitecaps on the river (a rare occurrence.) Puts me in mind of our first canoe trip of the year. It was a fine May morning; I was surprised to hear the weatherman forecast rain, wind and thunder. “The weatherman’s made a mistake,” I said to my husband, Barrie, then […]